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Cllr Ferris Cowper, EHDC Leader, announces decision to step down

13 Mar 2017
Ferris Cowper, the pioneer of a new way of running local government, is to step down as leader of East Hampshire District Council. Cllr Cowper, 67, who has twice been the council’s leader, has announced the decision now to ensure a smooth transition to a new leadership in May. He says he intends to...

Dance, swim, run and Spring into Health at EHDC festival in March

09 Mar 2017
A festival promoting healthy lifestyles and celebrating Whitehill & Bordon’s status as a Healthy New Town will give residents the chance to try out new sports and activities, including a free family swim. The event, on 25 March, will show off many of the fun activities on offer to people in...

EHDC wins Gold for Takeover Day tours

09 Mar 2017
A plan to give schoolchildren a taste of local government has won East Hampshire District Council a top award. More than 400 local children were invited to the corridors of power for a tour of EHDC’s offices in Penns Place.The visits were part of National Takeover Day, which saw organisations...

EHDC objects to airspace changes

01 Mar 2017
Plans to change flight paths over East Hampshire would damage the environment and the local economy, according to East Hampshire District Council. Controversial proposals to change air space around TAG Farnborough Airport have been submitted to the Civil Aviation Authority. EHDC debated the issues...

On your marks, get set for the Spring into Health Festival

28 Feb 2017
Try out new sports and activities, including a free family swim, at the Whitehill & Bordon Healthy New Town’s Spring into Health Festival. The event, on 25 March, will show off many of the fun activities on offer to people in the town, as part of a drive to promote healthy living. The Spring...

Pioneering EHDC bucks the national trend and cuts Council Tax by 2.6%

24 Feb 2017
Pioneering East Hampshire District Council has once again set itself apart from other local authorities up and down the country by cutting its share of Council Tax by 2.6%. This is the council’s second consecutive Council Tax cut, following a two per cent reduction last year. And EHDC has also...

EHDC bucks national trend with council tax cut and announces it will build two new leisure centres

24 Feb 2017
East Hampshire District Council is not only bucking the national trend by cutting its council tax by 2.6% but it will also build two new leisure centres and refurbish a third. New leisure centres will be built in Alton and in Whitehill & Bordon and money invested in the Taro Leisure Centre in...

Election day wins approval of Grayshott pupils

20 Feb 2017
Grayshott children were given a lesson in democracy last week when they held their class captain vote under the supervision of East Hampshire District Council Leader Cllr Ferris Cowper and his Elections Team. Grayshott Primary School held its own elections to appoint captains and vice-captains for...

East Hampshire’s sporting stars shine at Old Thorns

21 Apr 2017
More than 300 East Hampshire sports stars, and the people who support them, gathered to celebrate the East Hampshire Sports Awards. The awards, organised by East Hampshire District Council, recognised sporting achievements and the commitment of coaches and officials who make success possible. Guest...

EHDC set to make consecutive Council Tax cuts

13 Feb 2017
Pioneering East Hampshire District Council is again planning to set itself apart from other local authorities in the country by cutting its share of Council Tax instead of putting it up. If approved, the 2.6 per cent cut would be the council’s second consecutive Council Tax cut, following a 2 per...

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